Event details

CC3 Writing Scientific Texts in English

Type: Course
Date start: 11-01-2019
Location: Utrecht University (also sign in by clicking the link in the text)
Language: English
Teacher(s): Drs. Fulco Teunissen, an experienced language trainer and scientific editor.
Number of participants: 15
Fee: €


This event will take place on the following date(s):
  • 11-01-2019
  • 18-01-2019
  • 25-01-2019
  • 08-02-2019
  • 15-02-2019
  • 22-02-2019
  • 08-03-2019
  • 15-03-2019



This course is aimed at writing and perfecting your scientific research article in English. During the course you will be working on your own article. Therefore, it is important that you have at least a rough draft of your article ready at the beginning of the course.


We pay a great deal of attention to the structure and content of an article, for example: what should be in the introduction and how do you write that down? The language used for the different parts of an article will be discussed along with conventions of style, variation in language and linking words. Furthermore, if there are any grammatical problems that have remained difficult for you, it will also be possible to have a look at these. A number of (online) tools will be introduced so that you will be able to help yourself, even after the course has finished.

In the course you will learn to look critically at your own written work and at other people’s writing. Moreover, during the course your language trainer will also give extensive comments on parts of your article, which will  no doubt lead to a marked improvement in the quality of your article.

“Thank you for the great course. I think all PhD students should take this course, instead of thinking “Oh, but I can write” or “My English is fine”, which is not true in many cases.”

Course code

Course length
7 weekly meetings of 3 hours each.

Group size
A maximum of 15 participants

For the course Research Writing in English, it is important that you have a (nearly) finished article to work on in the course. Over the years it has become clear that it is very challenging (in fact, almost impossible) to write large parts of your article from scratch while following the course.  The language level required for this course is at least Upper-Intermediate (B2 level of the Common European Framework).

All PhD courses are taught in English. The language level required for the courses is at least Upper-Intermediate (B2 level of the Common European Framework).

To apply, please fill in the application form.

Dates are an indication and subject to change. Participation runs according to the order of registration. The Graduate School reserves the right to cancel any course that fails to attract sufficient enrollment. Course withdrawal must be submitted not less than three weeks before the start of the course.

For further questions, please send an e-mail to graduateschool.geo@uu.nl
January 2019 - Research Writing for Scientists
09:30 - 12:30 11-01-2019
09:30 - 12:30 18-01-2019
09:30 - 12:30 25-01-2019
09:30 - 12:30 08-02-2019
09:30 - 12:30 15-02-2019
09:30 - 12:30 22-02-2019
09:30 - 12:30 08-03-2019
Reserve 15-03-2019
March 2019 - Research Writing for Scientists
09:30 - 12:30 22-03-2019
09:30 - 12:30 29-03-2019
09:30 - 12:30 05-04-2019
09:30 - 12:30 12-04-2019
09:30 - 12:30 17-05-2019
09:30 - 12:30 24-05-2019
09:30 - 12:30 07-06-2019
Reserve 14-06-2019